Photos by Paul Blakemore
“The sky was painfully big, but our worlds were small, our lives little. So when we found each other in the muddle of it all, that feeling of belonging was addictive.”
Mal, Ama, Lewis and Oskar have grown up together; hedonistically charging through life in rural Devon. Living from party to party, they're railing against the stories that have been written for them as they stand at the precipice of adulthood. But all the space can be suffocating, and it’s tough sometimes – feeling so low in a place so beautiful.
The powerful poetics of Malaika Kegode and soaring music of Bristol band Jakabol combine in this autobiographical gig-theatre show directed by Jenny Davies. Genre-defying and emotional, Outlier explores the impact of isolation, addiction and friendship on young people in the often-forgotten places.
Written and performed by Malaika Kegode. Original music written and performed by Jakabol.
Director: Jenny Davies
Producer: Liz Counsell
Designer: Rebecca Wood
Animation and projection design: Christopher Harrisson
Lighting Design: Joe Price
Dramaturgy Support: Marietta Kirkbride
Co-produced with Bristol Old Vic Ferment.
Made possible thanks to public funding from the National Lottery through Arts Council England.
★ ★ ★ ★ "Tremendous poetic drama" - The Guardian
★ ★ ★ ★ "Exuberant, convivial energy" - The Stage
If you want to find out more about Outlier, including booking information and tech spec, please contact Liz Counsell.